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    A Few Portraits of my Family

    Just wanted to share a few with you and get your thoughts

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    Hi Tim,

    Great looking family you've got there!

    The images themselves all look VERY soft though - have you applied any sharpening in post-production?

    Were they shot RAW?

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    They were shot raw. I do have a little bit of a problem with getting some soft images. I think I needed to bump up the shutter speed. It was 1/125, and so I probably shouldn't have much camera shake in it, but I think that is the problem.

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    re: A Few Portraits of my Family

    All lovely images even if a little soft. I adore image #3 and think it is extra special.

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    re: A Few Portraits of my Family

    Lovely family Tim.

    There doesn't appear to be any shadows that I can see so where the images taken in a well lit shaded area and maybe 125 was a little bit to slow for the conditions and maybe a faster shutter speed was needed. Image 3 is a belter, and is she your daughter? She has a mood on her face that says will you hurry up dad and take the image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tamccain View Post
    They were shot raw. I do have a little bit of a problem with getting some soft images. I think I needed to bump up the shutter speed. It was 1/125, and so I probably shouldn't have much camera shake in it, but I think that is the problem.
    What capture, content, and output sharpening have you applied?

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    Re: A Few Portraits of my Family

    the only adjustments to the pictures were some contrast, some highlights, and some shadow adjustment. Right now I am using Canon's Digital Photo Professional Software to make the changes. I am hoping to get lightroom for xmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamccain View Post
    the only adjustments to the pictures were some contrast, some highlights, and some shadow adjustment. Right now I am using Canon's Digital Photo Professional Software to make the changes. I am hoping to get lightroom for xmas.
    Hi Tim,

    If you'd like to send me the RAW original of the first image, I'll show you what a full retouch looks like.

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    Re: A Few Portraits of my Family

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for sending the file.

    It's not a particularly sharp shot for some reason, which means that I've had to be considerably more aggressive with sharpening - which in turn has other consequences that are difficult to mitigate entirely, but having said that' I think it turned out OK in the end -- if you look at it at 100% magnification.

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    PS: I thought I'd quickly throw in one I took the other day (similar style) just to give you an idea of how it can look with good lighting and a sharp capture.

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    Re: A Few Portraits of my Family

    Colin, thanks for your work, and thanks for the other example. What software did you use for the PP?

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    Re: A Few Portraits of my Family

    Quote Originally Posted by tamccain View Post
    Colin, thanks for your work, and thanks for the other example. What software did you use for the PP?
    Hi Tim,

    Photoshop CC all the way for me.

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